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101 128th Street SE
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: (425) 609-4550
Fax: (425) 609-4555
101 128th Street SE, Everett, WA, US, 98208
- Phone: (425) 609-4550
- Fax: (425) 609-4555
Arts & Museums
Dig it! The Fossil Workshop is a first-of-its-kind interactive family fun and learning center offering visitors of all ages a chance to learn about geology and paleontology in a one-of-a-kind workshop experience. Dig It! features more than 8,000 real fossil specimens and minerals from around the world. Children at Dig It! get to wear specialty smocks as they dig for fossils and collect items in their pockets. They then clean and prepare their items using tools at the workshop station. Guides throughout Dig It! are on-hand to answer questions and help kids learn about the minerals of the world.
The Flying Heritage Collection showcases the spectacular warbirds and technologies of the war years. Visitors can get up close and personal to these treasures of the sky. During the summer months, visitors are invited to "flying days," where select planes within the collection are exercised (weather permitting). This takes place from mid-June through mid-October. There is a gift shop on site.
If you are fascinated by airplanes, then take this tour of the Boeing Everett factory. Housing the Boeing flight line, the building measures 472,000,000 cubic feet. See airplanes in various stages of manufacture. Follow the mighty 747 from start to completion. Tours are conducted in English and last one hour. Photos and video cameras are not permitted. Children under four feet, two inches tall (127 centimeter) are not allowed on the tour.
The mission of Imagine Children's Museum is to make children's lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn.
Nestled in Maple Leaf, one of Seattle's northern neighborhoods, this center showcases local and international puppeteers. Owners Chris and Stephen Carter have studied with master puppeteers from around the world and have given shows in five different languages. The center opened in 1986 and in 1993, a church was renovated to create an imaginative venue, which hosts more than 250 performances per year. The center mixes magic and fantasy for entertaining and educational family programs.
Open from 12 until 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, the South Whidbey Historical Museum houses exhibits which take a look at South Whidbey's history.
Snow Goose Associates feature artwork, handicrafts and artifacts of native cultures from the far north, on the Northwest coast and in Alaska. Exhibits showcase soapstone sculptures, wood carvings, native dolls, baskets and masks. In addition, there is a wide selection of limited edition prints. You may want to combine your visit to this gallery with excursions to two other worthy art-viewing destinations in the neighborhood-the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery.
Artworks displayed here at Kirkland Arts Center are usually for sale, but you may have trouble finding anyone to sell them to you. As a priority, sales come after display and art community development. Art class tuition, memberships and fund raising events pay most of the bills. As a result, the center provides a low-key place to view contemporary art. Classes range from the original ceramics courses to bead making and even writing. Call for start dates and tuition rates. Also call to get on the mailing list for information on upcoming classes, events and installations.
Dan and Pat Howard opened their Seattle frame shop in 1972 and have steadily increased their involvement in the Northwest art scene since, opening this 4,000-square-foot gallery in 1990. The open space behind the vast windows holds mostly representational paintings, sculpture and limited edition prints by regionally and nationally known artists. Call or check the Web site for current information on artists and shows. The gallery still offers high-quality framing services.
Judith Kindler's airy gallery tends to show thickly textured paintings and sculpture, with stylistic leanings towards the primitive and the surreal. Many of the oils are by Kindler herself, and they usually have feminist messages underneath the fantastical imagery. Treat yourself to a good place for people who like their art to loom large, in thought and space. The gallery is located near other Kirkland art spaces, so it's easy to make a day out of gallery hopping.
The artists who show here tend to produce works that seem innocuous, assemblages of paper flowers, nudes in chicken wire. But take a closer look. Those paper flowers? They are only acrylic paintings, with nothing three-dimensional about them. Those wire bodies? Look at the shadows on the walls behind them to see how the crosshatched wire casts what look like softly brushed pencil drawings. This place is a treat for the mind, as well as the eye.
Art On The Ridge is a gallery dedicated to the artist yet to make it big. At this gallery, the artist can rent work space, exhibit as well as sell their art. The gallery takes part in a number of art events including private showings, art walk and the like. The unique twist at this gallery is that the art is not defined to contemporary paintings alone but also features live music performances. literary readings and open mic session. The Art On The Ridge gallery is where creativity is born, cultured and exhibited. Be sure to catch the gallery the next time you're in the city.